Gap Mills is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,117 people and just one neighborhood, Gap Mills is the 59th largest community in West Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gap Mills is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.98% of the Gap Mills workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gap Mills is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gap Mills who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), management occupations (12.18%) and farm management occupations (9.49%).
Another important characteristic of Gap Mills is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Of important note, Gap Mills is also a town of artists. Gap Mills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gap Mills’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gap Mills has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gap Mills a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Gap Mills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gap Mills, the average commute to work is 35.70 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Gap Mills does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.